At our schools across the globe we ensure that girls can access a good quality education and that includes STEM subjects. We are empowering the girls in our care and opening up new opportunities for them to achieve full and equal access to the study of science. According to the UN:

“less than 30 per cent of researchers worldwide are women. According to UNESCO data (2014 - 2016), only around 30 per cent of all female students select STEM-related fields in higher education. Globally, female students’ enrolment is particularly low in ICT (3 per cent), natural science, mathematics and statistics (5 per cent) and in engineering, manufacturing and construction (8 per cent).”

This inequality is something we are passionate about tackling, and we make it part of our mission to educate our children equally. Children like Eva who graduated from the Sisters of Mary Girlstown in Honduras and is now studing Agricultural sciences at Zamorano University. Her dream is to learn enough so that she can tackle food scarcity in Honduras, one of the key drivers of poverty there. With more young women like Eva, determined to make the world a better place, we all benefit.

Help support these young women achieve their potential by donating here

 

Nicola Lawson